The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill approving a medicinal oil to be extracted from hemp, providing a treatment for rare forms of epilepsy. (Source: Morley family)
Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) and Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover) are spearheading an effort to get Gov. Pat McCrory to call a special session of the General Assembly to deal solely with economic developmentMore >> Local lawmakers' request for a special session is being met with some opposition tonight. Reps. Ted Davis & Susi Hamilton of New Hanover County believe a session focused solely on economic development is needed. But one conservative group is opposing the need for lawmakers to meet again to increase the JDIG program.More >> Republican leaders in the General Assembly say they have reached a compromise deal on implementing new coal ash regulations, and forcing Duke Energy to close all 33 of its coal ash ponds across North Carolina. AccordingMore >> House and senate lawmakers in the NC General Assembly passed a bill mandating cleanup of all Duke Energy coal ash ponds by the year 2029. The action follows a massive spill of coal ash into the Dan River in February from a company site in Eden. You can click on a link inside this story to see the specifics of the bill, which is now headed to the Governor's desk.More >> The Film and Entertainment Grant Fund proposal will go back in front of state lawmakers tomorrow and Wednesday, after House and Senate conferees made slight changes to the proposal already approved inMore >> It appears lawmakers are moving forward with a grant fund that will replace the current Film Incentive Tax Credit that has been in place to lure film and television productions to North Carolina.More >> Governor Pat McCrory is appointing Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin as the new Chief Justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court. Judge Martin will replace the current Chief Justice, Sarah Parker, whoMore >> Governor Pat McCrory's decision to elevate Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin to be the new Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is being met with criticism from Judge Ola Lewis of Brunswick County, who is opposing Martin for the seat in the November General Election.More >> North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxesMore >> Some House Republicans joined Democrats Friday, opposing a move to bring up a sales tax and economic development bill to the floor for a vote. The defeat forced leaders to schedule a Monday session.More >> While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. ‘Exasperated' boy reacts to mom's pregnancy "What were you thinking? This makes no sense… This is exasperating!" AMore >> While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.More >> Join the Today's Most conversation here.More >> Join the Today's Most conversation here.More >> Eric Minerault was dressed in black and wearing a long, black-and-red robe and pentagram necklace and standing on the steps of the Gospel Rescue Mission in Prescott when police arrived.More >> Eric Minerault was dressed in black and wearing a long, black-and-red robe and pentagram necklace and standing on the steps of the Gospel Rescue Mission in Prescott when police arrived.More >> SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >> Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >> An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero.More >> An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero after it saved their 8-year-old son from a swarm of bees.More >> A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >> Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.
Baby Trevor with his mom An ArkLaTex child born without a brain and defied all odds passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday. More >> An ArkLaTex child born without a brain and defied all odds passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday. More >> A 4-year-old child was expelled from a Florida school because of a message his mom posted on her Facebook.More >> A 4-year-old child was expelled from a Florida school because of a message his mom posted on her Facebook.More >> Clinton Police have identified the vehicle they say was used as a get-away vehicle Friday night, after two Mississippi College students were robbed at gunpoint. Mark Jones, Director of CommunicationsMore >> The vehicle is described as a small dark metallic red 4-door sedan with damage to the right front fender.
The jury has just gotten the case in the Tracy Lynn Garner depraved heart murder trial. Garner is accused of killing Karima Gordon in March of 2012 with a silicon shot that turned out to be lethal.TheMore >> A jury has found Tracy Lynn Garner guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud after deliberating about two hours. Garner could spend the rest of her life in prison.More >>